Facebook, Instagram face a global outage again


Facebook and Instagram faced outages in the early hours of Saturday as the platforms failed to load and Instagram Stories showed an error message while loading.

Many users reported that they were not able to send or receive messages on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger as well.

“We know some of you may be experiencing issues with IG (Instagram) at the moment. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience,” Instagram said in a tweet.

The problem, which lasted for more than two hours, was resolved.

Website outage detector portal DownDetector also showed spikes for all of Meta’s platforms.

Earlier this month, Instagram briefly went down for thousands of users across the world, including India, as it faced a technical issue affecting its services.

People took to Twitter to report problems they faced with the app, including posting memes and GIFs.

In May, Instagram came back to life after being down for more than an hour as users saw errors saying the app could not refresh, and the website went blank for some users.

According to a company spokesperson, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Instagram globally.

Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp also faced a global outage, including in India, earlier this month.

Some WhatsApp users were unable to access the platform on their mobile and desktop devices, while some were facing problems sending and downloading media.

In January this year, WhatsApp encountered a server-side issue that made it impossible to update the privacy setting “Who can see when I’m online” globally on iOS.


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